|Period Three - Auld Cove [nt202] - David Turgeon|
Fall 1999, David Turgeon, still using his Period Three moniker, copy-pasted a bunch of samples from various sources within the Acid 1.0 sequencing software. He turned in eight very singular tracks. This surprising album had never been released before (save for an extremely limited CD-R edition). Today we finally remedy this unfortunate situation, and we hope to reveal more lost gems from the same old hard drive…
Keywords: idm; electronic; experimental
|Sine Fiction vol. XX) The Drowned World - A_dontigny|
|The Twombley Spiders - And the Reused Folkway Whisper [nt201] - Eryk Salvaggio|
The Twombley Spiders’s latest album was such a success that a remixed version was, well, inevitable. Or let’s say that it was appropriate. Fun, even. So a bunch of participants signed on: Drexon Field, The Pandas (with DJ Siddhartaveda), Kalx and Plastic Horses. And what have you, Eryk Salvaggio takes the opportunity to add an unreleased song. Not just that, but A_dontigny completed the line-up with a suite of four remixes, which you can listen to as a whole, or disseminated throughout the a...
Keywords: idm; ambient; folktronica
|Alexis Bellavance, Nicolas Bernier, Érick d'Orion - Il Buono Il Brutto Il Cattivo: Études [nt112] - Alexis Bellavance, Nicolas Bernier, Érick d'Orion|
The universes of Alexis Bellavance, Nicolas Bernier & Érick d'Orion are all radically different from one another: one exhibits a conceptual slant, the second is prone to work meticulously, & the third is known for his high-energy strokes. What happens when destiny forces these three to work together? Maybe what we get is this improvised, unpredictable exchange, which for this reason bears a subtle affinity to that famous Sergio Leone film.....
Keywords: improv; electroacoustic
|Camp - Doubts [nt111] - David Turgeon|
Dear Camp, can’t you just leave poor techno music alone? Look what you've done to those nice, tender beats: now they've turned all dirty, broken & twisted. We thought we had "campstep" covered, but then the landscape changed & the weather got even more crazy. And now we're left with six brand new tracks that show an even edgier side that we’re going to have to name "expert breakdance". Sure, those who grooved to last year’s Is For Lovers will surely enjoy the new show, but tell me, did any...
Keywords: deep house; breakdance; campstep
|The Twombley Spiders - And the Whiskey-Fueled Sparrow [nt110] - Eryk Salvaggio|
The first Twombley Spiders album, And The Five Racoon Army, revealed a brighter, more poetic side of Eryk Salvaggio's increasingly endearing musical endeavours. At any rate, it ended up being a sleeper hit, with 7000 downloads in less than a year. With this follow-up, well, let's just say there's everything we like about this project: lush ambiences with a subtle underside of grit, dreamy melodies that veer far away from too-sweet.....
Keywords: idm; ambient; folktronica
|Repetition/Distract - Peripheral Geometries [nt109] - Repetition/Distract|
Here at No Type, we like ambiences most when they have personality. And personality is something Felix, the man behind Repetition/Distract, certainly doesn’t lack. Inbetween impressions of quiet architectures, massive landscapes & drony seas, there are percussive hints at a human presence. This music is in dark grey hues but it’s also warm & enveloping. And with enough twists & turns to keep you on the edge...
Keywords: electroacoustic; ambient
Downloads: 8,569 (1 review)
|Siblings - Litter EP [nt108] - Siblings|
Pop songs about changing the cat litter & paying the rent? Cutting edge disco/hip-hop beats set to a formidably sketchy sensibility? Sophisticated songwriting that’s got nothing against honest straight talk? Well, all this & more can be heard on Siblings’ debut EP, which we present today with a suitably wide smile. Siblings is the reunion of David Turgeon (Camp) & the one & only Kaia Wong (Mixel Pixel, The Eastern Stars)...
Keywords: indie pop; disco; house; IDM
Downloads: 19,716 (1 review)
|Ejaculation Death Rattle - Room 304 [nt107] - Ejaculation Death Rattle|
Here’s the debut album from a Vancouver-based group called Ejaculation Death Rattle (or EDR as they are known to spam filters), made up of three boys & one girl, producing a remarkable strain of improvised ambient noise. EDR champion a resolutely primitivist aesthetic, with their murky drones, old school guitars (& similarly-schooled guitar pedals) & assorted digital debris, all of this without turning into a mere all-out sonic assault (though, well, anyway…) Yet another free-folk band, then...
Keywords: experimental; noise; improv
|833-45 - Passages [nt106] - Kevin M Krebs|
Each new album by Kevin M Krebs is a source of auditory bliss the like of which is all too rare. Whether under his given name or as 833-45, he just keeps offering us new sonic landscapes which are as formidable as they are unheard of. With Passages, we are happy to present you five brand new pieces which borrow as much from the subtle science of waves as from the elemental forces of nature, closing on a heartfelt homage to Morton Feldman...
Keywords: electroacoustic; ambient
Downloads: 2,568 (1 review)
|Eucci - Storm Summer Sunhill [nt105] - Jeffrey P Shell|
Eucci has never stopped making music since his beginnings as part of mythical noise ensemble The Audio ELW. This Salt Lake City based composer (real name Jeffrey P Shell) has made two albums for No Type, plus a soundtrack for Sine Fiction, but mostly he produced many other projects in relative obscurity, mostly for his own homegrown label, Rive. His newest album, Storm Summer Sunhill, is a highly satisfying 51 minute full-length, perhaps his best album to date, a listening experience that goes f...
Keywords: experimental; noise; ambient
|Asyncdrone - Demolition Blues [nt104] - Asyncdrone|
Seven years ago, Asyncdrone (David Turgeon et Kaia Wong, here joined by Napalm Jazz saxophonist Philémon) went in studio to record the follow-up to insurpassable lo-fi slop fest We Who Are Distant. But the contrast couldn’t be bigger: a clean cut production, solid improv, and very different themes from the Asyncdrone we knew. This uncanny result had the effect of them not publishing the recording immediately...
Keywords: ambient; improv; avant-garde
|Tangtype - Flake Out [nt103] - Tangtype|
A world of contrast is what awaits those who will heed the sound of Brussels based duo Tangtype, the happy meeting of Julie Cambier's fragile yet expressive voice with Jean-François Brohee’s savant electronic tweakings. On the menu: all manners of weaving, colliding, mingling and shredding. A debut mini-album that's at once fragmented and warm, and most of all full of charm. And another addition to this decreasingly marginal genre which we’ll call "acousmatic pop"...
Keywords: folktronica; acousmatic pop; ambient
Downloads: 5,885 (1 review)
|Camp - Is For Lovers [nt101] - David Turgeon|
Camp, the original beat mangler from Montreal, is back with a vengeance, which as expected is best served cold (make that “perfect for the summer!”). Three brand new tracks in a brand new style that, for lack of a better word, we’ll misleadingly call “campstep”. And Your Point Is? is a busy yet consensus-building house track, Debutante is for expert dancers and In Praise Of B-Sides is actually A-Side material...
Keywords: campstep; deep house; idm
|The Twombley Spiders - And the Five Racoon Army [nt100] - The Twombley Spiders|
For release numero 100, we are quite happy, no, make that plain ecstatic, to welcome back our good friend Eryk Salvaggio (remember Infoslut? Matrix Assimilation? And even more akas than you can shake a memory stick at?) and his new partner-in-crime Katia Perdoni, in a new project called The Twombley Spiders. On this inaugural release, the Spiders play a deep, lush kind ambient-tinged IDM, and sometimes they sing on top of it...
Keywords: idm; ambient; folktronica
|Mille-Pattes - Mille-Pattes [nt099] - Mathieu Bourret|
No Type has always paid a particular attention to the most singular of sound worlds, so it is with great joy that we introduce Mille-Pattes, with an eponymous mini-album of 10 electronic tracks that are at once highly peculiar, quite hilarious, very disturbing and probably undescribable. This is the first No Type release by the young Montreal composer Mathieu Bourret. Fans of normal music need not apply...
Keywords: idm; experimental; electroacoustic
|Junggrammatiker - Junggrammatiker [nt098] - Junggrammatiker|
This debut 3-track EP from Junggrammatiker is all about compositional stubbornness. In this case, three tracks made solely with beats. No melody. No timbre. Nothing but old drum machines. Think of it as the reverse of ambient music. Or something. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: idm; minimal house; minimal techno
|Nicolas Bernier - Ail et l'eau faille [nt097] - Nicolas Bernier|
"To make machine music so imperfect that it would become more human than human, so we can’t tap the beat on a metronome but instead feel it the way you should feel it like a trek on the rocks that almost made you trip yesterday but all this naivete how could it be so you don’t care good neither do I" Seven pop-acousmatic roundabout trips with Milliseconde Topographie's Nicolas Bernier. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: acousmatic; electroacoustic; ambient
|Nuthre - Bloops for Alice [nt096] - Jeff Morton|
Nuthre (aka Jeff Morton) finally graces No Type with one of his great, strange, inexplicable mini-releases, stock full of beats, piano and... a bit of bloops, too. And if you play these tracks in front of a mirror, then... We don't know what's going to happen.
Keywords: idm; experimental
|The Unireverse - First Noizzle [nt095] - The Unireverse|
Eight years after the mythical Noel Breakdance 1998 by Surfing Secrets, No Type finally (?) presents a new Christmas album! Who else but The Unireverse could have succeded in this kitsch endeavour, having so brilliantly assimilated Donna Summer and The Beatles on their album Plays the Music. So go get your spray cans of artificial snow and your bags of aluminium icycles, life is too short!
Keywords: space; analog
|Galerie Stratique - Point d'orgue [nt094] - Galerie Stratique|
Point d'orgue is the music of a future imagined by our grandparents. Following a brief improv session with Awdium, Galerie Stratique carefully edited and crafted this final session. Point d'orgue, with its akwardness, its explosion of contradictory sentiments, its limited means, its false virtuosity, slowed down funk, abusive repetitions and lo-fi sounds, is mostly a playful affair. But repeated listenings reveal not only some nuances and subtleties, but the possibility of a serious dependency.
Keywords: IDM; Experimental
|James Schidlowsky - Souterra (In Search of Providence) [nt093] - James Schidlowsky|
James Schidlowsky collected all the sounds and noises of this sonic journey in the Montreal subway system. Since Providence is the name given previously to the monitoring and security hub of the undergound transportation system, this sound ecology project can be interpreted as an reflexion on its structure, or even a quest for its true meaning - a search for its symbolic 'heart'. The fundamental essence of this quest is explained in great details here...
Keywords: notype; mp3; Minimal; Sound Art; Ambient
Downloads: 4,065 (2 reviews)
|Milliseconde topographie - Paperasses eparses [nt091] - Milliseconde topographie|
For their first No Type release, Milliseconde topographie (the duo of composers Nicolas Bernier and Delphine Measroch), presents two somber and moody tracks, balancing between delicate electronic textures and opulent acoustic instrumentations.
Keywords: no type; mp3; Electroacoustic
|Jos Smolders - Hemel (for KM Krebs) [nt092] - Jos Smolders|
This new work by Jos Smolders is part of his "beeld-kleur" (image-color) series, specifically aimed at "pictorial music" or repesentative music, as opposed to his usually non-figurative compositions. Hemel is dutch for "sky" but also for "heaven." Says Jos: "I sometimes think of Kevin's music as heavenly. Also, his earlier radio stuff reminded me of the aether, up up up in the sky..." * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: no type; mp3; Minimal; Experimental
Downloads: 1,409 (1 review)
|Camp - Can't Tell [nt090] - Camp|
The new Camp EP is the product of a composer turned bitter and mean with time. It's also extremely groovy and sometimes poignant. So we're not too mad at him.
Keywords: Minimal House; IDM
|Ensemble Camp - Live a Resonances [nt087]|
Camp socialiste no 1 (Montréal), by David Turgeon, is a modular composition for prepared CDs. Performed in solo as well as in groups of 2 to 5 participants, it is the founding project of the Ensemble Camp, a band devoted exclusively to the composition and performance of works for prepared CDs. Invited by the Résonances festival, held annually in Saint-Nazaire (France), David Turgeon composed in situ a companion piece: Camp socialiste no 2 (Saint-Nazaire)...
|L'orchestre de granulation - L'orchestre de granulation [nt086] - L'orchestre de granulation|
L'orchestre de granulation was a longtime dream project of A_dontigny. After many failed attempts due to lack of funding or of an appropriate venue, L'orchestre de granulation finally took the stage on October 18, 2003 for a unique performance at the Rien à voir (14) concert series. The result? A surprisingly coherent 32 minutes composition, featuring seven daredevil improvisers using granular synthesis processing...
Keywords: Electroacoustic; Improv
|Erick D'Orion - The Sunny Blount Project [nt085]|
With The Sunny Blount Project, recorded live on December 14, 2001, Érick D'Orion (from the duo morceaux_de_machines) delivers electronic compositions based uniquely on samples from the music of Sun Ra (born Herman Poole "Sunny" Blount). Since his beginnings within the Napalm Jazz collective, D'Orion was always inspired by the inventive and manful music of Sun Ra and the 7 tracks present multiple interpretations of the Sun Ra "sound", touching on other afro-futuristic references...
Keywords: Improv; Noise
Downloads: 12,708 (1 review)
|Holzkopf - Lungs and Other Organs [nt084]|
Jake Hardy's last release on the Dainty Deathy label, This CD is an apology (2004), was well received by the international press. On Lungs and Other Organs, Holzkopf weaves discrete ambiances in an organic counterpoint to his more industrial noise assaults.
Keywords: Noise; Dark Ambiant
|Poseidon Council - An Sphinx Awoken [nt083]|
Guitar player Sam Shalabi (Shalabi Effect) and cartoonists Billy Mavreas (The Overlords Of Glee) penned together this incredible pastiche of grandiloquent progressive rock, complete with intersidereal themes, and melodic lines intended for yet to be discovered species. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Progressive Rock; Psychedelic
|Various Artists - Dhomontelements [nt082]|
Francis Dhomont's influence spans beyond the scope of his musical practice. The human richness of his art, his serious and pragmatical approach to theory, his honest and tactful union of philosophy and music, the fierce life animating his compositions are all essential elements of his inspiring work. On December 15th, 2001, fifteen Canadian and American musicians unveiled fourteen eclectical remixes of Dhomont's landmark compositions...
Keywords: Electroacoustic; IDM
|Various artists - The Freest of Radicals Remixed [nt050] - Various artists|
In early 2002, No Type started its CD releases with an original 2CD compilation entitled The Freest of Radicals. This compilation featured 36 tracks from No Type related artists from all over the globe. Two years later, we are releasing, as a bonus to our esteemed listeners, this remix compilation! Enjoy, & happy 2004! * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: IDM; Experimental; Minimal House; Electroacoustic
|Various artists - No Type Sampler 2003 [ntsmp0312] - Various artists|
A 16-track roundup/sampler of No Type's MP3/CD/vinyl releases for 2003. Riotous beatpunk, blissed out dub, fierce free jazz, & all around crazy stuff. Suitable for all ages & purposes. Surprises aplenty. Indulge, my friend, indulge...
Keywords: Improv; Electroacoustic; IDM
|Asyncdrone - We Who Are Distant [nt9003] - Asyncdrone|
The full-length recording from Asyncdrone, featuring the core duo of Kaia Wong & David Turgeon, augmented of Dave Negley (guitar) & Sue Kim (flute) in selected tracks. This no-fi adventure alternates between lush, grainy pieces & feedback-heavy noise punk bling.
Keywords: Lo-Fi; Post-Rock; No Wave
Downloads: 4,189 (2 reviews)
|Period Three - Folder [nt013] - David Turgeon|
Third No Type release for Period Three, this one features 4 tracks of quirky, jumpy IDM that are much harder to describe than they are to listen to. To add to the madness, 2 bonus tracks (culled from the same recording sessions as the rest of the EP) are now included to this release for your personal enjoyment.
Keywords: Bleep; IDM
|Click Tracy - Warren Beatty [nt076] - Todd Drootin|
Todd Drootin (Books on Tape) returns to No Type with an EP based solely on free jazz loops. Includes a bonus Headphone Science mix! * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: IDM; Beatpunk
Downloads: 12,539 (3 reviews)
|N.kra - Bits.pieces [nt075] - Nicholas Krapels|
Thirteen short, abstract electronic tracks from Nicholas Krapels aka N.kra, also known as founder & director of the Slapart netlabel.
Keywords: gLiTch; Microsound
|Kanovanik - Kanovanik [nt074] - Kanovanik|
Debut six-track EP from Kanovanik, a VA-based ensemble performing slow, entrancing (sometimes vocal) post-rock. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Post-Rock; Indie
Downloads: 10,918 (1 review)
|Cal Crawford, David Turgeon, Jon Vaughn - Every So Often Or Traces Thereof [nt072] - Cal Crawford, David Turgeon, Jon Vaughn|
Three tracks of glitchy, minimal (& yet quite eventful) improv from Cal Crawford (computer), David Turgeon (computer) & Jon Vaughn (three no-input mixing boards). Edited & produced by Cal Crawford.
Keywords: gLiTch; Improv
|Octopus Inc - Subcon Sound Museum [nt071] - Noah Sasso|
A great, quirky, classy & wavy rhythmic ambient release from noted Kracfiver Octopus Inc.
Keywords: IDM; Abstract Down beat; Ambient
Downloads: 2,330 (1 review)
|Ramon Llull - Ramon Llull [nt069] - Dick Richards|
Dick Richards returns to No Type with 5 tracks of minimal, glossy ambience under the name Ramon Llull.
Keywords: Minimalism; Ambient
Downloads: 3,406 (1 review)
|Sluts on Tape - Eden Ostrich Farm [nt067] - Sluts on Tape|
Sluts on Tape = Infoslut + Books on Tape. Simple, no? Both of them teamed up to offer us this wild, surprising maxi-EP which incorporates the combined strenghts of both artists into a maximal musical joyride.
Keywords: Beatpunk; IDM
Downloads: 4,381 (1 review)
|Hamburglers - Happy Meal [nt066] - Hamburglers|
The Hamburglers are an anonymous collective who assembed tracks out of samples from a well known fast food restaurant chain's motivational campaign from the 70s. The result: a full LP release of banging, outrageous plunderphonica. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Plunderphonics; IDM
Downloads: 19,371 (4 reviews)
|Chris Degiere - Automatos [nt064] - Chris Degiere|
Five random-ambient pieces by Chris Degiere, all recorded live. Degiere creates compositional "systems" around lush, swooshed sound sources, allowing for a fascinating, unpredictable listen.
Keywords: Ambient; Microsound
|V.V. - Touch Tone [nt063] - Ven Voisey|
A two-part acousmatic soundpiece made out of sampled telephone sounds. Internal samples inner telephone sound sources (such as telephone hum, etc.) while External finds its source in physically "playing" the telephone.
Keywords: Avantgarde; Electroacoustic
|Claudia Bonarelli - Boredom Is Counterrevolutionary [nt062] - Claudia Bonarelli|
The now famous debut EP from Sweden-based Claudia Bonarelli, featuring 6 tracks of alternately deep & hissy minimal dub grooves. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Minimal-Dub; gLiTch
Downloads: 12,447 (4 reviews)
|Kanito - _duo#3_esv3 [nt061] - Kanito|
Third in Kanito's series of "duos", this releases sees the improcomposer performing alongside the words of a conference, "Take a piece of time and put it in a track", pronounced at Salamanca University of Arts. Processing was done using Lisa.
Keywords: Electroacoustic; Improv
|My Amazing Robot - Robot Porn: the best of My Amazing Robot, 1983-2000 [nt060] - My Amazing Robot|
Career-spanning anthology release from the riotous lower-than-lo-fi collective that pretends to perform "ska", My Amazing Robot. Almost every show they've been evicted from is included! Musically offensive is one way to put it, hilarious is another. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Lo-Fi; Humour
|Proxylife - Vide EP [nt059] - Kalx|
Proxylife is an alias for the ever unfathomable Kalx. This EP contains five lively, fascinatingly absurd IDM-via-D&B-styled tracks pushing the act of chin-scratching to whole new heights.
Keywords: Drum & Bass; IDM
|GI Joe Killaz - Takin' Over Tha World [nt057] - GI Joe Killaz|
An EP that puts a whole new light to the term "Gangsta rap", as the protagonists in this hip-hop trio are eminent members of well known group of cartoon villains. This is the precursor to their follow-up CD, out on Cobra records.
Keywords: Distorted Hip-Hop; Humour; Gangsta Rap
Downloads: 15,357 (1 review)